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 Friday, Nov 21 
Bullitt fire chief sorry for racist comment (Louisville Courier Journal)
Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield says he "made a mistake" when he made a racist comment at the scene of a car accident in September - an incident that was caught on video by a Bullitt County Sheriff deputy's body camera. The video has recently spread nationally.

 Friday, Nov 21 
Kentucky on pace to set highway fatality record low (WLKY)
Kentucky is on pace to set a 65-year low for fatalities on the road.

 Thursday, Nov 20 
CDC Report: ER visits at record high, 96% needed medical care within 2 hours (EMS World)
The nation's emergency departments saw more than 136 million patient visits in 2011, the highest number ever recorded, compared with 129.8 million in 2010, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Thursday, Nov 20 
Paramedic: Breathitt County Ambulance, Inc., Jackson (Breathitt) KY

 Wednesday, Nov 19 
Campbellsville University fined $4,000 for safety violation connected to fatal charity event (Lexington Herald Leader)
Campbellsville University has agreed to pay $4,000 to settle a workplace-safety citation issued in connection with a charity event that led to the death of a firefighter.

 Wednesday, Nov 19 
Paramedic: McIntosh Ambulance, Inc., Jackson (Breathitt) KY

 Tuesday, Nov 18 
KBEMS offering early registration discount for EMS LINKS (KBEMS)
KBEMS is pleased to inform interested persons that an Early Bird Registration for EMS LINKS is available for $100 through January 31, 2015.

 Tuesday, Nov 18 
Ambulance crashes on run in Scott Co. (Lex18)
As rains changed into snow Monday morning, the roads quickly got very slick causing more than 20 wrecks, including one involving an ambulance.

 Tuesday, Nov 18 
EMT-Paramedic: Breathitt County Ambulance, Jackson (Breathitt) KY

 Monday, Nov 17 
Defining value: The role of the ambulance service in an integrated healthcare system (EMS World)
EMS must articulate its value in terms of cost-savings for healthcare systems, provider and patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes.

 Monday, Nov 17 
Dog hitches a ride to hospital with his human (CNN)
Good boy Buddy! Buddy the dog went for quite the ride recently after his owner wasn't feeling well.

 Sunday, Nov 16 
Women posing as EMTs in Johnson County (WKYT)
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office received a phone call early Saturday morning saying three women were in a Paintsville neighborhood posing as Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2015 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a short session limited to 30 days that begins with Part 1 on January 6. A break is scheduled to begin January 10 and Part 2 convenes on February 3. Feb. 6 is the last day for new bill requests. Feb. 13 is the last day for new Senate bills and Feb. 17 is the last day for new House bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 10 through March 20. The final two days scheduled are March 23 through March 24. The schedule may change.
   Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.
Bills of interest to EMS:
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - BR 322: Nov 20-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - BR 59: Nov 20-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - BR 333: Oct 31-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Controlled substances, protocols relating to - BR 164: Oct 24-Prefiled by the sponsor.
  • Substance abuse, treatment of - BR 195: Sep 26-Prefiled by the sponsor.

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